The police had visited the home of the man twice and couldn't find the children until someone else found the dead bodies and called them again.
We expect our parents to take care of us when we are kids, but there are many people who are unable to show love. There are some among them who also cause harm. One father from Nebraska did the unimaginable, and now he's facing jail for the death of his two kids, who were less than 6 years old.
Adam Price, 35, was arrested in California after he skipped town at least two days before being apprehended on May 16. He was arrested hours after his kids, Emily Price, 5, and Theodore Price, 3, were found dead at his Bellevue, Nebraska, home. The police went to the home after the children's mother, Mary, who lives in Illinois, requested Bellevue police to check on her kids' welfare. She had been unable to reach them or their father for a couple of days, as per People.
Adam remains in the custody of the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office, charged with two felony counts of child abuse resulting in death. He appeared in court on May 19 and will be taken to Nebraska in June, where he will face trial.
The cause of death or the reason for death is not known. The Bellevue Police said that officers had gone to the man's home twice over the weekend. They initially went on Saturday evening and again on Sunday morning, just before 9 a.m., after the kids' mom couldn't reach them, as per People. The officers went to the home a third time on Sunday morning, just after 11 a.m., when someone found the children's bodies.
The police didn't mention who found the bodies and how.
According to 6 News, neighbors hadn't seen the kids in days and their mom hadn't spoken to them since May 13. Adam's SUV had passed by a license-plate reader in Nevada on the morning of May 15, which means he left his Bellevue home on the night of May 14, at least.
After being taken into custody, he didn't fight extradition. However, he filed paperwork to get an attorney while in the California county jail. That delayed his extradition hearing but he eventually changed his mind and decided not to fight extradition.
Even during his short hearing, which lasted only five-and-a-half minutes, he said very little. The hearing was available only on audio, so news media couldn't gauge the man's appearance or mannerisms in court. The judge was reportedly heard asking Adam to speak up, who mostly responded saying, "Yes, sir."
At least three detectives from Bellevue traveled to California to try to talk with the 35-year-old. It's not known if he has been cooperative with them. Investigators are also looking to get a search warrant for the suspect's SUV, which is currently filed as evidence. Once transport arrangements are made, he will be sent back to Nebraska and to the Sarpy County Jail.
A GoFundMe page has been set up by the kids' mom's friend. "On May 16th Mary got the call no mother ever wants to receive. Both of her babies were found deceased in the father's home in Nebraska. Emi and Teddy were some of the sweetest most loving children and did not deserve to leave the earth this way," the page reads.
Cover image source: GoFundMe